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  • Crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell dies at 85

    Mystery writer Ruth Rendell, who brought psychological insight and social conscience to the classic British detective story, has died at the age of 85. Publisher Penguin Random House said Rendell — best known for the Inspector Wexford series of...
  • Beckham's influence grows as former soccer star turns 40

    David Beckham turns 40 on Saturday and while memories of his playing days with England, Manchester United and Real Madrid fade, he remains a captivating figure of worldwide interest. When he ended his playing career on an unglamorous field in...
  • UK sailors charged with sex assault in Canada relocate

    Four British sailors charged with sexual assault in Halifax, Nova Scotia, will be transferred to a Canadian military base in Alberta where the British military has a presence. Simon Radford, Joshua Finbow, Craig Stoner and Darren Smalley were charged...
  • Primary colors: Britain chooses artist to chronicle election

    In this era of Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and selfies, Britain's Parliament has taken a step back to the 1700s, choosing an artist armed with pencil and paper to offer insight into the general election campaign. With a commission from the House of...
  • Social media a key battleground in Britain's election

    Once, election campaigning meant knocking on doors, organizing meetings and licking stamps. Now it also includes honing hashtags, rallying retweets and clicking "like." In Britain's close-fought races for Parliament, the battle online may be as important...
  • No clear winner in sight in Britain's elections next week

    No clear winner in sight in Britain's elections next week
    If the polls are accurate about Britain's election May 7, the nation appears headed for a Parliament in which neither Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party nor opposition leader Ed Miliband's Labor Party will secure enough votes for a...
  • UK leaders make last televised pre-election appeal to voters

    An audience of voters sent Britain's main political leaders a stark message in a bruising televised question session a week before election day: We don't trust you. Prime Minister David Cameron of the Conservatives, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband and...
  • UK man accused of killing US soldier with bomb in Iraq

    A British man went on trial in London on Tuesday accused of making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007. Prosecutors say Anis Abid Sardar, a 38-year-old British citizen, assembled bombs in Syria that were planted on the western...
  • British economy slows ahead of general election

    Britain's economic growth slowed to a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the January-March period, a drop that will be seen as a setback to the Conservative-led coalition only days before a general election. The Office of National Statistics said Tuesday...
  • Firebrand, survivor face off in UK's wildest election race

    Naz Shah is running for Parliament, but she is hardly a typical British politician. She grew up in poverty in a Pakistani-immigrant family, fled a teenage forced marriage and campaigned to free her mother, imprisoned for murder after poisoning an...
  • Dissident to face UK charges of possessing indecent images

    British authorities have summoned a former Soviet-era dissident to appear in court on charges of possessing and making indecent images of children. Prosecutors said in a statement Monday that Vladimir Bukovsky will face five charges of making indecent...